Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi says the country’s security index is increasing on a daily basis, while most parts of the world are witnessing a downward trend in the same field.
“The [level] of security governing our country is, as in the words of Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei], unparalleled,” Alavi said on Monday.
Alavi attributed the advantage to the smart efforts by the country’s undercover intelligence agents, “who would detect any suspicious activity and nip every plot in the bud,” and to diligence by and cooperation among all police, security, military forces, and political directorships and other influential sectors.
Last month, the minister said the intelligence command possessed and practiced by Iranian security forces had led to “unparalleled security in Iran.” He also said that the country had been identifying and neutralizing enemy schemes aimed at creating sectarian divide within its borders.
Iran has been successful in protecting itself from the spillover of terrorism and conflict — constant occurrences in a number of regional countries — due to high vigilance by its intelligence and security forces.
On October 4, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, the commander of the Ground Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), said a terrorist group, backed by the United States and the Israeli regime, had been dismantled in the country’s west near the border with Iraq.
In a similar announcement in July, Pakpour said the IRGC forces had captured two members of a terrorist group in the southwest, saying the detainees had admitted to US and Saudi support.
Earlier in the year, a plot to stage attacks in Iran’s major cities, including Tehran, was thwarted. The country’s Intelligence Ministry then released a video showing the security forces raiding the hideout of the would-be attackers in the capital.